Another very cold night then warmer temperatures, chances for rain at end of week

Reported by: Rudy Pearce
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Updated: 3/25/2013 8:11 pm
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We set a new record low for today’s date, cooling down to 19° this morning. The previous record was 20° set back in 1996. Click here for a list of all the morning lows from the West Texas Mesonet sites. Below is a look at some of our morning lows and afternoon highs from today.


It will be another cold night across the South Plains with most of us cooling down into the low 20s with a few teens possible again. Tomorrow’s record low for Lubbock is 16° set back in 1965. Temperatures will start to get warm tomorrow as the wind shifts back to the south and becomes breezy, about 15-25mph. Starting on Wednesday we will have afternoon highs in the 70s into the beginning of next week.

The main question now turns to our chances for rain during the end of the week, over the weekend and the beginning of next week. With south/southeasterly winds each day, moisture will start to increase across the region. We will have a series of upper level disturbances and weak cold fronts move through which could help to spark some showers and storms. Right now any rain on Thursday looks to be held to the east, off the Caprock across the Rolling Plains. We have a slightly better chance for storms to form on the Caprock late Friday into early Saturday but this is certainly not a foregone conclusion. There are signs for more rain late Saturday into early Sunday and once again on Monday. All that being said, nothing seems too promising right now especially since we are still several days out, but it sure is nice to be talking about at least a slight chance versus none at all. 

I hope you had a great weekend! I’ll step you through the forecast tonight on the News at Nine and Matt will have an updated forecast for you tomorrow morning.
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